Gear up in San Antonio
General Store Aids Students
Want a way to do something nice for yourself that is at the same time something nice for others?
Student volunteers offer their time to work the AAPG General Store.
The AAPG Bookstore/General Store, located within the AAPG center in the exhibits hall, is filled with AAPG apparel that is both stylish and functional – designed for all ages, and available exclusively at the annual meetings.
But the best part is this: By purchasing AAPG apparel and gifts at the General Store you are supporting the Student Chapters whose members volunteer to work in the store during the convention (these chapters receive the majority of the proceeds).
Ten percent of the proceeds also are donated to the AAPG Foundation, in recognition of its ongoing support of students and the Student Chapter Programs within AAPG.
AAPG subsidizes much of the operational costs involved in the General Store, a program that has been offered for over 27 years, benefiting countless chapters and students.
It’s a win-win relationship: Many universities that have received funds use these proceeds to attend the convention the following year – therefore putting the money directly back into AAPG – and for many universities this is their chapter’s largest fund-raising opportunity.
Want More Reasons?
There are more good reasons to stop by the General Store:
- By buying your souvenir apparel at the General Store you are donating to a worthy cause whilereceiving a great looking shirt or merchandise for your generosity.
- This year for every $50 spent on merchandise (Bookstore and/or General Store – excluding dues) you will receive a chance to win a 2½-foot Pennzoil 1950’s Stamped Steel Tokheim Gas Pump (which will be on display in the store, of course).
- The General Store is an excellent networking opportunity for the student member.
In fact, many students have received job offers while working in the store – so make sure you visit with the students while shopping.
Please come by – and buy. We’ll be glad to help you find the right souvenir for yourself, family and co-workers.